Alabama Takes First Step Against Anti-Gay Language in Sex Education

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Alabama lawmakers take the first step to strike anti-gay language from the state’s sex education law. Although sex education is optional in Alabama’s public schools, a 1992 law sets requirements for program. 


The law says classes should encourage abstinence and teach that “homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public.” The Senate Education Policy Committee voted to delete that phrase. The bill now moves to the full Senate.


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